Stewart scored his first goal in nine games in Friday's overtime loss to the Blackhawks. We had such hopes for Stewart as he entered V-formation, but his quacking has been a bit off key. He has just four goals and seven points in 23 games this season. He's certainly not worthy of an activation at this point and it's been a long, long time since he showed his power wing potential. Kick Stewart to the waiver curb until he preens his feathers a little bit.
Stewart scored his team leading third goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Coyotes. The goal came early in the first and was his first tally on the power play this season. While he's back to playing on the fourth line at even strength, Stewart is on the second power play unit and earned almost three minutes of ice on the man advantage in Monday's game. The goal will only give coach Bruce Boudreau more confidence in him as the season goes on, and should lead to Stewart getting more opportunities to put points on the board in the coming weeks.
Stewart scored his second of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over the Panthers. Stewart now has four points (two goals, two assists) on the season, all of which have come in the past two games. After starting the season on the fourth line, a combination of injuries and improved play has landed Stewart a role in Anaheim's top six. While he's unlikely to maintain that spot considering the team's tendency to move forwards around fairly often, he's worth a look in deeper leagues while he's hot.
Stewart went 0-for-9 on shooting and recorded no assists within the Ducks' first five games of the season. Stewart has started the season off cold after joining the Ducks as an unrestricted free agent over the offseason. Anaheim's right wing suffered from a separated shoulder during the 2015 playoffs, which may be playing a role in his underwhelming performance this 2015-16 season. However, Stewart could have more opportunities in the long season ahead.
Chris Stewart (shoulder) has signed a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Ducks, according to John Shannon of Sportsnet.
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